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Eric Cheng Leaves Aperture for Lightroom

I never encountered any of the problems he's had - though I have had instances where my images get thumbnails from an entirely different image - but my library is small compared to his (12,500), and I agree with him about "existing bugs that never get fixed." I think camera support has gotten better and faster, but the rest of his issues remain:

  • Ridiculously slow update cycle
  • Long wait for new camera support
  • Small bugs left unfixed for years
  • Adjustments not improved in dot version upgrades
  • Previews unusable in practice (must be disabled for reasonable performance)
  • No XMP sidecar support (adjustments and keywords trapped in Aperture forever)
  • SQL Lite database is terribly slow and can take Aperture down
  • Frequent database corruption